In our morning reading: reviews of books by Leigh Stein and Rachel Eliza Griffiths, an interview with Blake Butler, and more.
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on craft from C.T. Rwizi, an interview with Eimear McBride, and more.
Are we officially in summer reading season now? The summer of 2020 is a summer like few others, and the books due out this July line up with that very well. From surreal fiction to the secret history of boy bands to a tribute to an under-appreciated writer, the books we’re most excited about this month offer an abundance of ways in which to see the world.
Morning Bites: Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Dennis Cooper Revisited, Lonnie Holley, Lynn Steger Strong Interviewed, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s new novel, an interview with Lynn Steger Strong, and more.
It’s Hard to Say
by Claire Hopple
The fastest recorded escape from a straight jacket while underwater is 22.86 seconds. I’d like to say I still remember that from when you told me. When your voice became flatter and more hollow like it was trying to escape from its own straight jacket. But I had to look it up.
It’s noble you tried for that Guinness record for however many years and just got really close. Though I don’t know if or how you get over such a thing.
Weekend Bites: Special Interest, Natalie Bakopoulos Interviewed, Reigning Sound, Keith Haring on Film, and More
In our weekend reading: thoughts on Special Interest’s new album, an interview with Natalie Bakopoulos, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Lamin Fofana, BrownMark’s Bookshelves, Ottessa Moshfegh Interviewed, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, and More
In our afternoon reading: the music of Lamin Fofana, an interview with Ottessa Moshfegh, and more.
Morning Bites: Tracy O’Neill Interviewed, Hilton Als, Brandon Taylor Fiction, “Both Sides,” and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Tracy O’Neil, new writing by Brandon Taylor, and more.